How to Keep a Zibaldone, the 13th Century’s Answer to Tumblr | Atlas Obscura

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Visual Journals Are Ancient and Ever New:

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       I just had to share this wonderful essay from Atlas Obscura, one of my new favorite resources. Keeping visual journals is becoming ever more popular in art therapy circles and with those looking for ways to live a more thoughtful life. The “Zilbadone” invented by Venetian merchants is probably the original visual journal; Leonardo’s Notebooks the most famous ones. Whether you keep a visual journal or not, enjoy this journey into the history of a very useful practice.

Read…Reflect…Keep A Visual Journal…Share!

“After their invention by Venetian merchants, forms of these books were kept by everyone from H.P. Lovecraft to Thomas Jefferson.”

Source: How to Keep a Zibaldone, the 13th Century’s Answer to Tumblr | Atlas Obscura

Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

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